At Marden Lodge, we pride ourselves on our students having a voice. We value their views on every aspect of school life, and nurture a culture where all children feel listened to, valued, respected and empowered.
Every classroom allows all children to voice their views, and our Pupil Parliament actively promotes pupil leadership opportunities, enabling the children to develop valuable communication and organisation skills. We believe that providing pupils with key roles of responsibility is paramount to their development and learning experience.
The Pupil Parliament help to drive school improvement by generating key ideas and support with our school priorities. This is a democratic group who are elected by their peers. Children interested in representing their class gave a talk which was presented to the class as to why they were good for the role. Votes were cast by their peer group and two children were elected per class from Years R to 6.
Each lunchtime Play Leaders organise an activity for either KS1 or KS2 children. Any child is encouraged to join in if they need someone to play with or want to take part. There are also Play Leaders on equipment duty to ensure that our play equipment is being used responsibly and shared.
Star Value Ambassadors
Our Star Values Ambassadors team is made up of six representatives from Year 6. Every child in Year 6 has the opportunity to apply for the position by writing a letter of application. Applications are made every year and the team is decided by the Year 6 teachers and the Senior Leadership Team.
Our Values Ambassadors embody our school values and ethos and are a role model for all children in our school. The team carry out duties on a daily basis, which may involve monitoring corridors at lunch time or helping out in the dinner hall. From time to time our Values Ambassadors carry out admin tasks set by the office staff and support us in showing visitors around our school. In order to reward children who display positive behaviour choices and our values, our Values Ambassadors hand out reward tokens, which children can exchange for Dojo points in the classroom. Regular meetings, with the Head of School and/or Deputy Headteacher, are held so that messages and concerns can be passed on and dealt with in a diplomatic way.